Saturday, August 3, 2013

RSC13 - August Red

It seems that during the summer my attention drifts away from both quilting and blogging.  I noticed the other day that the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for August was going to be red, and decided to use that as the jump-start for getting myself back on track.
Red is my favorite color.  My house is RED.  And yes, I do have some red scraps ... 

I decided to work on courthouse steps blocks using this tangle of already-cut red strips.  I expect that I'll be able to make enough blocks for an entire quilt without cutting any more red at all!

My inspiration is this courthouse steps quilt by Pat Sloan was first published in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine way back in 2001 or 2002.  I've always wanted to do something similar.  Pat's quilt is pink, and I'm doing red, but ten years later I'm finally getting started in this project from my wish list!